The Respect Life Committee serves the parish and wider community providing educational resources as pertaining to the wide range of life, health, and family issues.
Within the parish, the Respect Life team integrates life issues with the youth group, RCIA, marriage preparation and other parish ministires and organizations, seeking to create a parish culture of greater awareness.
Audio & Video Features
Video - 5 Minutes, -
Fr. Robert Barron on the HHS Mandate and Religious Freedom
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1. The Current Marriage Debate
What are the issues surrounding the current cultural debate on Marriage ? To explore more on this, please click on Faith & Culture and see programs # 1, 13, 18, 19, 24 & 27.
Each program is 30 minutes and can be downloaded or listened to online.
Host:Colleen Carroll Campbell with Ramesh Ponnuru Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton’s history department. He has published articles in numerous newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Newsday, and the New York Post. He has also written for First Things, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Reason, and other publications.
He is a regular guest on television programs, including CNN’s "Inside Politics," NBC’s "The McLaughlin Group," MSNBC’s "Buchanan & Press" and "Donahue," CNBC’s "Kudlow & Cramer," PBS’s "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," CSPAN’s "Washington Journal," Comedy Central’s "Politically Incorrect," Fox News, and NPR’s "Morning Edition."
Ponnuru lives in Washington D.C. with his wife April, a policy adviser to the Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Description:Journalist Colleen Carroll Campbell interviews theologian and former U.S. Ambassador Michael Novak about the religious beliefs of America’s founding fathers. Novak, an American Enterprise Institute scholar who has written two books on the subject, argues that today’s secular elites have downplayed the religious faith that inspired America’s founding.
Host:Colleen Carroll Campbell with Sheila Liaugminas
Description:Today’s media message of secularism is ubiquitous while often dismissing conservative values. Colleen Carroll Campbell and her guest writer Sheila Liaugminas discuss media bias and how we can recognize when it comes into play.
Host:Colleen Carroll Campbell with Richard Thompson
Description:The United States was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Colleen Carroll Campbell and her guest Richard Thompson discuss how the government has turned its back on its heritage as it heads in an anti-Christian direction and that we have a responsibility to fight for the truth.
Host:Colleen Carroll Campbell with Dr. Thomas Farr
Description:Colleen Carroll Campbell and her guest, Dr. Thomas Farr, formerly of the U.S. State Dept. discuss the importance of ensuring religious freedom in all countries. Colleen and her guest state that religious freedom is not merely freedom from persecution, but the right to express fully one’s religious beliefs. They highlight that a democracy readily springs from Christianity, and is the government of choice if Islamic states desire to share in the benefits of the world community.
Jason Evert 5 Minute Talks - Listen to or download over 10 different audio or video talks directed geared to High School and College age students.
Jason Evert earned a master's degree in theology, and undergraduate degrees in counseling and theology, with a minor in philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the author of ten books, including If You Really Loved Me, Pure Love, and Theology of the Body for Teens, which challenge young people to be pure. Jason and his wife Crystalina speaks to over 100,000 people a year at seminars, participates in debates, and responds to thousands of questions about chastity and Catholicism from people around the world.
Theology of the Body For Teens - Pope John Paul II's compelling vision for love and life. Using a great mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that teens understand, Theology of the Body for Teens answers the questions teens have about their own bodies, issues on sexual morality, and how they were uniquely created for greatness.